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NUR103 Interpersonal Communication (1)
An introduction to basic interpersonal communication skills within contexts of 1:1 and small group interactions.

NUR104 Nursing Process (1)
An introduction to the systematic steps of the nursing process and how they should be applied in nursing practice. Students write nursing care plans based on simulated clinical situations.

NUR203 Theories/Concepts (1)
Prerequisite: PSY 105, SOC 105. Corequisite: NUR 104, ENG 150. Students will explore the historical evolution of nursing and related theories, focusing on their utilization in the implementation of the nursing process.

NUR204 Health Assessment (2)
Corequisites: NUR 203; PSY 214; BIO 215, BIO 216/216L. The skills necessary to complete a holistic health assessment on clients throughout the lifespan are the focus of this course. In the Nursing Laboratory setting, the student practices total health assessments and the art of history taking.

NUR204L Health Assessment Lab (0)
Corequisites: NUR 203; PSY 214; BIO 215, BIO 216/216L. The skills necessary to complete a holistic health assessment on clients throughout the lifespan are the focus of this course. In the Nursing Laboratory setting, the student practices total health assessments and the art of history taking.

NUR205 Nursing Skills Lab I (1)
Corequisites: NUR 103, 204/204L. Fundamental nursing skills are practiced in the Nursing Laboratory setting. Heavy emphasis is placed on the mastery of basic psycho motor skills related to the provision of nursing care to clients in any health care setting.

NUR206 Gerontological Nursing (2)
Prerequisite: NUR 205. Corequisites: NUR 208; BIO 255. A study of theories and standards of practice, changes with aging, health problems, and issues in health care for the aged. Students utilize the nursing process to care for elderly clients in a variety of clinical settings. Theory and clinical components included.

NUR207 Parent-Child Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: NUR 205. Corequisites: NUR 208; BIO 255. A course focusing on wellness promotion and health maintenance of children and childbearing women. Students utilize the nursing process to care for children and pregnant women in a variety of clinical settings. Theory and clinical components included.

NUR208 Nursing Skills Lab II (1)
Prerequisite: NUR 205. Corequisites: BIO 255. Fundamental nursing skills are practiced in the Nursing Laboratory setting. Heavy emphasis is placed on the mastery of basic psycho motor skills related to the provision of nursing care to clients in any health care setting.

NUR305 Pathological Processes (3)
Prerequisite: BIO 211/211L, 212/212L, 216/216L; CHE 103/103L, 104/104L. Explores the pathophysiological mechanisms causing alterations in the homeodynamic condition. Students apply scientific principles to case studies. Open to non Nursing majors.

NUR306 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (4)
Prerequisite: NUR 207, 208. Corequisite: NUR 305. Examines use of the nursing process in promoting the adaptation of women and their families to their optimal health during complex/high risk pregnancy. The focus is on bio-psycho-social-spiritual risk factors throughout the perinatal period. Theory and clinical components included.

NUR307 Nursing Care of Adult (4)
Prerequisite: NUR 206, 208, 305. Students will examine the use of the nursing process to promote adaptation of individuals and families to their optimum health during the acute phases of illness. The focus is on bio-psycho-social-spiritual needs of the ill adult. Theory and clinical components included.

NUR308 Nursing Care of Children (4)
Prerequisite: NUR 207, 208, 305. Many illnesses are discussed and students will identify the bio-psycho-social-spiritual needs of the ill child and his/her family. The student utilizes the nursing process to assist the child/family to adapt to illness and to achieve optimal health. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR309 Mental Health Nursing (4)
Prerequisite: NUR 206, 207, 208. Corequisites: NUR 305. An examination of the effects of acute mental illness on clients and their families. The nursing process is utilized to promote adaptation by clients to reach their optimal level of functioning. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR310 Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing (3)
Explores the historical evolution of nursing and related theories focusing on their utilization in the implementation of the nursing process.

NUR403 Nursing Research (2)
Prerequisite: MAT 208 or 205; NUR 305; NUR 306 or 307 or 308 or 309. An introduction to the research process and the role of research in nursing, with a focus on developing a basic understanding of the process and on critical consumption of research.

NUR404 Advanced Nursing Care of the Adult (4)
Prerequisite: NUR 305, 307, 309. Corequisite: NUR 403. Focuses on the holistic application of advanced assessment skills and the use of nursing process with clients attempting to adapt to the stress of an acute illness. The principles and practice of critical care nursing will be components of this course. Students synthesize nursing and related theories as a basis for making priority nursing practice decisions. The focus is on the bio-psycho-social-spiritual needs of the critically ill adult. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR405 Chronicity and Nursing (4)
Prerequisite: NUR 307, 308, 309. Corequisite: NUR 403. A focus on the use of the nursing process with individuals experiencing chronic health problems. Principles and practices related to chronicity will be implemented to include the bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of nursing care in home health and physical rehabilitation settings.

NUR406 Community Health Nursing (4)
Prerequisite: NUR 306, 307, 308, 309. Corequisites: NUR 403. The care of the community as a client is the focus of this course. Principles of health promotion and illness prevention for individuals, families and groups are utilized in working toward a healthy community. World health organizations and environmental issues are examined for their effects on communities. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR406P Community Health Issues Practicum (6)
Prerequisite: NUR 406. Clinical course designed to be a synthesis of community based nursing and community/public health nursing with the goal of promoting and preserving the health of populations. This course recognizes that community health practice is responsible to the community as client with services provided to individuals, families, and groups to promote health and prevent disease. Students will apply knowledge and skills from nursing and public health sciences to expand their understanding of caring for a community’s health.

NUR407 Nursing Management (6)
Prerequisite: NUR 306, 308, 404. Corequisite: NUR 403. A focus on the application of leadership principles and management skills in nursing, and the use of the nursing process with clients experiencing complex health problems. Clinical experiences are designed to ease the transition from student to professional nurse. Includes theory and clinical components with a 2-week leadership transition experience.

NUR407P Leadership and Management Practicum (6)
Prerequisite: NUR 407. Clinical course as an applied capstone experience and provides an opportunity for the student to gain experience in a particular area of interest. The clinical practicum is designed to be a project conducted independently by the student at a setting of the student’s choice. The student works with a preceptor and faculty to develop specific goals and objectives, and submits a summary of the project at the completion of the course.

NUR408 Professional Seminar (1)
Prerequisite: NUR 306, 307, 308, 309. Corequisite: NUR 403. An examination of issues related to professionalism and trends in nursing and health care, with special emphasis on current health care reform.